Houses for the Dead: The Provision of Mortuaries in London, 1843–1889

  title={Houses for the Dead: The Provision of Mortuaries in London, 1843–1889},
  author={Pamela Fisher},
  journal={The London Journal},
  pages={1 - 15}
  • P. Fisher
  • Published 1 March 2009
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  • The London Journal
Abstract Edwin Chadwick's supplementary sanitary report of 1843 claimed that around 20,000 deaths took place in London each year among families who occupied only a single room. For the period between death and burial, which could be a week or more, these families shared that room with a decomposing corpse. Chadwick recommended that public mortuaries should be provided, where corpses could be securely and decently lodged until they could be buried. This article examines the gradual process of… 
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